the likes of SUVs. Given the geographical and road conditions around the country, SUVs are making much more sense than ever before. While every carmaker is now jumping into the bandwagon of making SUVs, there are very few of them which have been exclusive manufacturers of SUVs.
One such SUV-exclusive brand is Land Rover, which has a huge fan following not only among the common audience but also prominent personalities, including celebrities and politicians. Here’s a list of some of the popular politicians in India who are owning or are using Land Rover SUVs in their convoy right now:
The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, has two different Land Rover Defenders in his convoy – one in silver and one in white. Both these units of Land Rover Defender are the five-door 110 version powered by 3.0-litre diesel engines.
Apart from MK Stalin, the only other MLA from Tamil Nadu who owns a Land Rover Defender is Vijay Vasanth. The politician, who is also a popular businessman in Tamil Nadu, Vijay Vasanth owns a red-coloured Land Rover Defender 110 in the diesel version.
The actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, who is an MP from Gurdaspur in Punjab, recently acquired a Land Rover Defender 110 in a shade of white. His Defender is powered by the range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine.
The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah is also an avid automobile enthusiast. He is often spotted driving his Land Rover Range Rover on the roads of Jammu and Kashmir all by himself.
The country’s most popular politician and the prime minister of India has a fully-armoured Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel in his convoy. This Range Rover is capable of withstanding fire blasts and bullet and grenade attacks and comes with thickened body panels, windows and windscreens for added protection.
The current aviation minister in the cabinet of the Central Government is a member of a royal family, so needless to say, he has expensive taste in cars too. Scindia is often spotted driving his Land Rover Range Rover himself.
Congress ex-president, Sonia Gandhi is regarded as one of the most powerful women in India. She has often been seen driving around in her Range Rover luxury SUV. She also owns a bulletproof Tata Safari, which is used in rallies.
Another prominent politician, who happens to own a black-coloured Land Rover Range Rover, is the former chief minister of Karnataka, HD Kumarasamy. The renowned politician is often seen in his Range Rover while travelling in a convoy in Karnataka.